Data Center Links: GoGrid, Terremark, QTS

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Here’s a review of some of this week’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:

GoGrid Announces New CEO – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced the appointment of Warren Heffelfinger as the company’s CEO, effective immediately. A founding member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2001, Heffelfinger assumes responsibility for GoGrid’s overall leadership and oversight of day-to-day operations. Former CEO John Keagy, a GoGrid founder, will transition to a new role as Executive Chairman responsible for developing the company’s long-term vision, industry evangelism and executive engagement with strategic customers and partners. From Press release.

Terremark sees value in containerized data center modules – Managed services provider Terremark recently bought a 480 kW containerized UPS from Active Power as a stop gap solution to help bring a large, new colocation customer on board. “There was no more room in the data center for a UPS,” said Ben Stewart, senior vice president for facility engineering for Terremark. “By pulling up an Active Power PowerHouse, we were able to provide the additional power, quick and easy.” From SearchDataCenter.

Financial Firm Chooses QTS to Host SaaS Platform – QTS (Quality Technology Services) announced that its Jersey City Data Center has been chosen by Generic Network Systems (GNS), a leading managed services, portfolio accounting and trading systems SaaS provider for the financial services industry, to host its latest expansion of the GNS platform. Terms of the multi-year agreement were not disclosed. From press release.

Catalyst Health Solutions Chooses Equinix: Equinix (EQIX) announced that pharmacy benefit management services company Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. (CHSI) has selected Equinix to host critical business functions, including claims processing and data warehousing. Catalyst will deploy dual sites on different power grids at undisclosed Equinix International Business Exchange data centers.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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